Located in both Christian and Greene Counties, Republic, MO spans 13.31 square miles and is home to just over sixteen thousand residents.
If you’re relocating to this growing community, here are some things you may want to know:
There’s somewhat of a mystery as to how Republic got its name. According to the city’s website, some of the older residents say that Mark Ritter and his sister, Mrs. Worsefield (the first postmaster and his assistant), named it, while others claim that Uncle Billy Cliborn named the city.
Early life in Republic resembled that of other pioneer settlements. Homes were simple with few furnishings, women kept house, and men worked in the field, woods or shop.
In 1892, citizens voted on bonds for the first time, and since then, many buildings have been constructed to help Republic teach its youth. The first high school was built in 1920, and today the city continues to be a thriving community that offers its children a good education.
Residents are fairly well-educated as 93.2 percent hold a high school diploma or higher. They work in a variety of occupations, with the top three being manufacturing, retail trade, and construction. The average commute to work time is 21.8 minutes.
Republic is a well-kept city, and homes suit just about everyone’s budget as they often start about $100,000 and go over $300,000. Depending on the price and size, features may include hardwood floors, home offices, and spacious kitchens with walk-in pantries.
Residents can enjoy fun events throughout the year including Republic Pumpkin Daze. This annual festival takes place on the first Saturday in October, and it draws thousands of visitors.
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